Christos I. Stavropoulos, MD FACS

Christos I. Stavropoulos, MD FACS

Thoracic Surgery


Cancer Care Team


Mount Kisco Office - 100
100 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549-3412


Fishkill Westage Campus
600 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524-2281


Media, Blogs & Content

Yang Y, Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, et al. Dendritic Cells Pulsed with Vaccinia Virus-Augmented Colon Tumor Cell Lysate Therapy Increased Survival of Mice Bearing CC-36 Colon Tumor. Surgical Forum 1999;L:291-292.

Stavropoulos CI, Sivanandham M, Wallack MK. Active Specific Immunotherapy with Colon Tumor Cell Line Expressing FLT-3 Ligand & Systemic IL-2 Decreased Tumor Incidence of Mice with Syngeneic Colon Cancer. J Immonother 1999:22(5):468.

Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, Mancke B, et al. Melanoma Cell Lysate-Pulsed Dendritic Cells (DC-Melvac) for Patients with Advanced Melanoma. J Immunother 2000;23(5):588.

Kim EM, Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, et al. Prophylactic Antitumor Efficacy of a Combination Therapy with a Xenogenic Cell Line Producing Flt3-Ligand (FL), Tumor Cell Lysate, and Interleukin-2 in Mice with Syngeneic Colon Cancer. J Immunother 2001;24(5):S12.

Kim EM, Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, et al. Overview analysis of adjuvant therapies for melanoma—a special reference to results from vaccinia melanoma oncolysate adjuvant therapy trials. Surg Onc 2001;10(1-2):53-59.

Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, Kim EM, et al. Therapeutic effect of colon tumor cells expressing FLT-3 ligand plus systemic IL-2 in mice with syngeneic colon cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2002;51:63-71.

Kim EM, Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, et al. Adjuvant Effect of a Flt3 Ligand (FL) Gene-Transduced Xenogenic Cell Line in a Murine Colon Cancer Model. J Surg Res 2002;108(1):148-156.

Wallack MK, Kim EK, Stavropoulos CI, et al. A pilot trail with a vaccinia virus-augmented melanoma lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccine (DC-Melvac) for patients with advanced melanoma. 2002 ASCO National Meeting. [abstract no.2780]

Patel AN, Lamb J, Patel N, Santos RS, Stavropoulos CI, Landreneau RJ. Clinical trials for pulmonary metastasectomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003;15(4):457-63.

Mitzman B, Stavropoulos CI, Caronia J, Mina B. Incidental Tracheal Diverticulum Discovered Thirty Years After Tracheo-esophageal Fistula Repair. J Bronch and Int Pulm (in press)

John M, Razi S. Sainathan S, Stavropoulos CI.   Is the trocar technique for tube thoracostomy safe in the current era? Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2014:doi:10.109.

John M, Razi S. Sainathan S, Stavropoulos CI.  Wedge Resection is Equivalent to Lobectomy for T1a Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly: A Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Database Analysis. Submitted for Publication.


Sivanandham M, Stavropoulos CI, Wallack MK. Cancer Vaccines: Clinical Applications—Whole Cell and Lysate Vaccines. In: Rosenberg SA, ed. Principles and Practice of the Biologic Therapy of Cancer. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000:632-647.

Stavropoulos CI, Sivanandham M, Kim EM, et al. Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma—Commentary. In: Silberman & Silberman, eds. Surgical Oncology—Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems. London: Arnold Publishers, 2001: Chap 18.

Awards & Recognition

SuperDocs, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NY Times Magazine:  5/2011-5/2012

Consumer's Research Council's America's Top Surgeons-Cardiothoracic Surgery:  2007-2008

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2017, 2018

  • Westchester Magazine: 2017


Undergraduate & Graduate

Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 1991

Medical Education

St. George's University School of Medicine: 1995


St. Vincent's Hospital/Manhattan/NY Medical College-NY, NY: 1995


General Surgery: St. Vincent's Hospital/Manhattan/NY Medical College-NY, NY: 1996-1998, 2000-2002


Cardiothoracic Surgery: Allegheny General Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA: 2002-2004

Board Certifications

Surgery: 2008
Thoracic Surgery: 2014


Hospital Affiliations

Northern Westchester Hospital

-Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery

-Director of Lung Cancer Program

Lenox Hill Hospital

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Active Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

Hellenic Medical Society of New York

The Medical Society of the State of New York

New York General Thoracic Surgical Club